Developer of the Year Award

Developer of the Year Nominations for the 2022 Developer of the Year are closed. The nomination period for the 2023 award will open in January 2023.

About the Award

Presented annually since 1979, the Developer of the Year Award is given annually to one developer that best exemplifies leadership and innovation in the commercial real estate industry.

The Developer of the Year award is determined by a five-member selection committee of industry peers that uses the following criteria to evaluate entries:

  1. Outstanding quality of projects and services. Detail your portfolio’s innovation through the incorporation of sustainability, technology, building wellness and resiliency as they apply to development and building operations. Judges take into consideration the size and diversity of a nominee’s portfolio.
  2. Financial consistency and stability. Detail your company’s strategies for return on investment, economic sustainability and success.
  3. Ability to adapt to market conditions. Detail your company’s adaptability and success navigating economic, community impact, demographic and environmental conditions.
  4. Active support of the industry through NAIOP. Detail how your company and your employees are involved in NAIOP through the number of active NAIOP members, your chapter participation, your support of NAIOP Corporate programs, and your employees’ participation on chapter and Corporate Boards of Directors.
  5. Support of the local community. Detail your company’s charitable and philanthropic activities within your market.


Past Winner: 2021

Past Winners: 2020-2011

Past Winners: 2010-2001

Past Winners: 2000-1991

Past Winners: 1990-1979

Note: Companies that have won Developer of the Year within the previous 10 years are not eligible, nor are companies with a representative on the current NAIOP Corporate Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee may not nominate or endorse candidates.

CenterPoint Properties Jones Lang LaSalle